Drug Trafficking Vessel Interdiction Act


Drug Trafficking Vessel Interdiction Act

The Drug Trafficking Vessel Interdiction Act of 2008, Pub.L. 110-407, 122 Stat. 4296, enacted October 23, 2008, was an act of the United States Congress outlawing operation of or travel in unregistered submersibles and semi-submersibles in international waters with the intent to evade detection.

The bill is notable for its grant of extraterritorial jurisdiction and for criminally mandating possession of documents described in the 1958 Convention on the High Seas,[1] a convention which Congress has refused to ratify.[2]

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